Click here to submit public comments to Ohio EPA by November 19.
1.) Insist algae toxin standards be created for Ohio drinking water supplies
2.) Request mandatory testing to occur at community water systems
In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though.
Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of Ohio’s oldest and dirtiest power plants open for years to come.
And they want you and me to pay for it.
Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.
June 20th, 2013
Sewage overflows continued to plague Ohio this spring, and Cincinnati led the way.Did you know that Ohio leads the nation in Combined Sewer Overflows, and that Cincinnati is the third worst city in the country?
When it rains, storm water often enters sewers and mixes with sewage, overflowing into our waterways and backing up into basements. The Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is the third largest sewage overflow polluter in the country.
May 28th, 2013
Mentor Marsh not only provides invaluable fishing and birding habitat but it is located just south of a favorite recreational area – Headlands Beach State Park.
Unfortunately, the Marsh is threatened by a proposed permit from Shamrock Building Center, Ltd., that would fill-in and degrade wetlands upstream from the Marsh. Read More
April 17th, 2013
On Earth Day April 22nd, Aveda salons and institutes are attempting to set a Guinness book of world records for a Global Cut A Thon to benefit clean water. As an earth month partner proceeds from the 20 events in Ohio will support the Sierra Club Ohio Water Sentinels. Do something good for yourself, good for the environment, and be a part of history!
Search the map to find a location near you, then call and make an appointment or RSVP today.
March 27th, 2013
For the past 7 years, Sierra Club and Aveda have been teaming up to restore, improve, and protect Ohio’s freshwater resources. Together we are making Ohio a cleaner, healthier place to live, one stream, one wetland, one drop at a time.
October 4th, 2012
Ohio has over 1,000 combined sewage overflow points and is mandated to reduce overflows under the clean water act. Collectively our communities have invested over 1.3 billion dollars to fix combine sewers since 2007. While combined sewage is a huge challenge for Ohio it can also be a great opportunity for sustainability. Read more to learn what you can do to protect Ohio’s waterways from combined sewage overflows. Read More